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The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Fabio Berton and Matteo Richiardi


The economic crisis has revealed the dark side of deregulation in the labour market: rising unemployment, limited access to social security and, due to low wages, no savings to count upon in bad times. This book casts light on the empirical relationship between labour market deregulation through non-standard contracts and the three main dimensions of worker security: employment, income and social security. Focusing on individual work histories, it looks at how labour market dynamics interact with the social protection system in bringing about inequality and insecurity. In this context Italy is ... More

Keywords: Worker insecurity, Work flexibility, Labour market reforms, Non-standard work, Employment security, Income security, Social security, Political economy, Precariousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429070
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fabio Berton, author

Matteo Richiardi, author